Shopgirl: Katy Perry shoe line has many options for stepping out

If you haven’t checked out Katy Perry’s shoe line, don’t waste any more time and look at it today.


Perry has long since been an advocate of the colorful and kitschy, sometimes to the extreme, but her shoe line manages to add fun details without being too over-the-top to actually wear.

Her shoes are inspired by such ranging subjects from a trip to Cuba to Hillary Clinton, and span in price from $59 to $299. You can see the entire collection at

WHAT’S NEW: If you’ve become dependent on virtual assistants like Amazon’s Alexa or Google Home’s “OK, Google” you might want to look at Mercedes the next time you buy a car.

Through Mercedes’ new Mercedes Me app, you can link your Amazon Echo or Google Home accounts and make remote commands ranging from “turn off the lights” to “start my ignition.”

I really like this idea because the key to getting virtual assistants to respond to your commands is consistent, universal use. Adding your car to the list of settings where you can use and “train” your virtual assistants can only make them work more effectively and recognize your commands with more accuracy.

WHAT’S AFFORDABLE: Are you looking for a summer project? If you haven’t researched your family genealogy, now might be a good time.

The Augusta Genealogical Society is hosting an informational program to improve knowledge regarding the library materials and resources May 4 at 2 p.m. at the Adamson Library located at 1109 Broad St..

Richmond County records, the library’s Special Collections and various family information and research will be included in the session. Admission is free and you can RSVP by e-mailing Maxine Maloney at or by calling at (706) 860-8370.